Jenny Abramsky

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Jenny Abramsky "joined the National Heritage Memorial Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund as Chair in October 2008. She was previously Director of BBC Audio & Music, with responsibility for all BBC national radio networks, for the BBC’s digital radio services, and for music across television, radio, online and live events. She was also a member of the BBC Executive Board, responsible for the delivery of BBC services and day-to-day operations across the organisation.

"She has spent her working life at the BBC, where she was the editor of the Today programme on Radio 4; launched BBC Radio Five Live, BBC News Online and BBC News 24 as well as 5 digital radio stations; and commissioned the Electric Proms (an annual festival of popular contemporary music, designed to complement the BBC Proms season of classical music).

"She is Chair of the University of London’s Board of Trustees, Chair of the Hampstead Theatre, a Trustee of the Central School of Ballet and of the Shakespeare Schools Festival and an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music. Previously she served as Governor of the British Film Institute and on the Economic Social and Research Council." [1]

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  1. Jenny Abramsky, Heritage Lottery Fund, accessed January 9, 2010.